The Nigerian entertainment industry has been hit with another devastating blow as news emerges of the untimely death of Yoruba Nollywood actor and filmmaker, Murphy Afolabi. The talented thespian reportedly met his demise after a fall in his bathroom at his residence in Ikorodu, Lagos, on the morning of Sunday, May 14, 2023.
The heart-wrenching news was first shared by Seun Olaiya, a filmmaker and president of the Yoruba movies directors guild, on a WhatsApp platform widely populated by filmmakers. His announcement was later confirmed by Abdullahi Abdulrasaq, the Managing Director of the renowned movie marketing company, Corporate Pictures Nigeria Limited.
Expressing his shock and disbelief, Olaiya wrote, “I swear to God just before the news, I was still hailing him. This is really a rude shock to me.” Seun Oloketuyi, who also spoke with our correspondent, confirmed the tragic incident, stating, “It is true. He passed away after taking a fall in his bathroom at his house in Ikorodu this morning.”
Tunde Ola-Yusuf, another filmmaker, paid tribute to the late actor by sharing a picture of him on Facebook accompanied by the words, “Rest in peace. May God give the family and close associates the fortitude to bear the loss. Good night, Murphy Afolabi.” Fidelis Duker, in disbelief, wrote, “What is really happening? I am just watching him in a movie now.”
Meanwhile, several Yoruba actors have expressed their condolences and offered their sympathies to the family of the deceased during this difficult time.
Murphy Afolabi, born on May 5, 1974, ventured into the movie industry in 2001 and quickly made a name for himself. With a remarkable career spanning over two decades, Afolabi appeared in more than 60 movies, showcasing his immense talent and captivating audiences with his performances. Some of his notable film credits include ‘Ifa Olokun’, ‘Omowunmi’, ‘Jimi Bendel’, ‘Wasila Coded’, ‘Olokiki Oru’, and ‘Idera’.
The news of Murphy Afolabi’s sudden and tragic demise has left the entertainment industry and his fans mourning the loss of a gifted actor and filmmaker. His contributions to the Nigerian film industry will be remembered, and he will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace, and may his family find strength and solace during this difficult period.
Nigeria Independence Fiesta 2023: Lagos Airport Hotel to Host Green and White Party
A front line Nigerian events and communications company, PRIMAA Productions and Promotions, has announced a 3-day unlimited and exciting fun-packed “Nigeria Independence Fiesta” in celebration of the nation’s 63rd independence anniversary.
The event has been scheduled to be held at the prestigious Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja from Saturday September 30 to Monday, October 2, 2023.
Speaking about the event tagged “Green and White Party,” the organisers led by Prince Adeyemi Aseperi-Shonibare of Primaa Productions and Promotions, said the “event is designed for Nigerians to commemorate the 63rd anniversary and share a special day with families and friends in a very moderate but exquisite manner.
On her part, the General Manager, Lagos Airport Hotel, Mrs. Folashade A. Awe (FCA ) said; the “events are also aimed at providing a platform for an exciting get-together for associates, colleagues, families and friends on the national day is going to be fun parked days of celebration at the exclusive pool side of the prestigious Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. The events are packaged to deliver an outdoor unforgettable and exciting social event in celebration of Nigerians’ uniqueness.”
“The 3-day event which is to be celebrated with Nigerian contemporary music and dance will have a good number of Nigerian musicians and comedians thrilling and entertaining their fans in spectacular ways. The artists include Don P, Kenny J, Hismusic, Young Lop, ACENUNKY, LYRIKA, Helix, Oluwafrozy, Macqelin, Omalicha(BlazeG), Emoh Grand and many more.
MC MACAVALI and MC 525, with the reputable DJ AK are going to be the DJ for the 3 days of unlimited fun of music, dance, comedy, swimming competitions, games and many more.”
The event is supported by Fresh FM, Goldmyne TV, Landmark Media limited, LASAA and exclusively packaged by 3P and Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja. It promises to be an exciting weekend with gate opening between 9am and 5pm daily and evening events from 7pm till fade.
Interestingly aside the entertainment galore and side attractions, the Gate Pass also goes with specific benefits. While a child with N2,000 will have free drinks and an adult with N3,000 will be entitled to free drink ,a couple paying N5,000 gate pass will also get free drinks, and a family of four is N10,000 and will get free drinks.
Every ticket also attracts a 20% discount on Airport Hotel rooms. Your ticket can also win you a weekend getaway at Lagos Airport Hotel. (With Terms and conditions )
The dress code for every attendee is a touch of Green and White.
BREAKING: 27 year old Nigerian singer, MohBad is dead
Nigerian musician Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as MohBad, has passed away at the age of 27. The former Marlian Records signee was confirmed dead on Tuesday, and it has left the music industry in mourning.
The distressing news was shared by music executive Ovie on his social media platform, #Ovieo, on Tuesday evening.
He tweeted, “Confirmed. MohBad is dead. Sad, sad day.”
Furthermore, Nigerian rapper Olamide Adedeji, popularly referred to as Olamide, expressed his grief with a cryptic message on his social media handle.
He posted, “Damn! Mohbad (sic)” and in another tweet, he wrote, “This life (sic).”
Shortly after the news of MohBad’s passing emerged, an old video featuring Bella Shmurda surfaced online.
In the video, Bella Shmurda can be heard discussing MohBad’s recent battle with mental health issues, adding another layer of tragedy to the artist’s untimely demise.
Breaking: Comedian Kenny Blaq Ties the Knot with his lover
In a heartwarming turn of events, renowned Nigerian comedian, Otolorin Kehinde Peter, popularly known as Kenny Blaq, has taken a great step into matrimony.
Breaking away from the glitz and glamour often associated with celebrity weddings, Kenny Blaq opted opted for a tastefully understated wedding ceremony, standing in stark contrast to the grand, headline-grabbing affairs often seen in the world of Nigerian celebrities.
Kenny Blaq shared the joyous news of his nuptials with his adoring fans via an Instagram post on a Saturday. The comedian’s Instagram feed came alive with enchanting snapshots that captured the essence of his special day.
In one mesmerizing photo, Kenny Blaq looked dapper in a white suit accentuated with striking black stripes, complemented by impeccably tailored black trousers.
He lovingly held his wife Stephanie’s delicate hand, their eyes locked in a gaze overflowing with affection. Stephanie, radiant in her resplendent wedding gown, cradled an exquisite bouquet of flowers, her dazzling smile captivating the lens of the camera.
In a heartfelt caption, Kenny Blaq expressed his gratitude to all those who played pivotal roles in crafting the splendid tapestry of his wedding’s resounding success, showing appreciation for the support and love he received from his well-wishers.
This joyous occasion comes just a few months after the comedian made headlines with his performance at a hotel during the Inauguration of President Bola Tinubu.
Interestingly, while attempting to check into the hotel, he was surprised to find a photo of the immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari, still hanging on the wall, adding a humorous twist to his eventful journey.
Kenny Blaq’s wedding marks a beautiful new chapter in his life, celebrating love and commitment in a style that reflects his unique charm and personality.
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